Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Isn't It A Pity

What if the Beatles had stayed together another 12 months? What would their final album have sounded like? I think it might have been their best ever, and I'm not even including "Imagine," which didn't come out in time to qualify for this list. 

Notice all the Harrison tunes. In a perfect world, "I Live for You" or "Isn't It a Pity" would have landed on Abbey Road instead of "Octopus' Garden" and "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

I would have preferred to end this list with a Lennon song, but "All Things Must Pass" was too sweet to ignore.

Album 1, Side 1

1 Smile Away |  Paul                                                     
2 Instant Karma |  John                                 
3 I Live For You   |  George                 
4 If Not For You  |  George                 
5 Too Many People |  Paul                
6 That Would Be Something |  Paul
7 Mother |  John                  
8 My Sweet Lord  |  George                
9 Monkberry Moon Delight    |  Paul

Album 1, Side 2

1 Wah-Wah  |  George                 
2 #9 Dream  |  John                 
3 The Back Seat Of My Car   |  Paul
4 It Don't Come Easy    |  Ringo                 
5 Behind That Locked Door   |  George                 
6 Working Class Hero |  John                                     
7 Dear Boy  |  Paul
8 Run Of The Mill   |  George
9 Every Night |  Paul

Album 2, Side 1

1 Ram On |  Paul                  
2 Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp   |  George                 
3 Power To The People |  John                                                       
4 Maybe I'm Amazed  |  Paul               
5 What Is Life   |  George                 
6 Love  |  John 
7 Beware Of Darkness    |  George                 
8 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey   |  Paul                                            
9 Awaiting On You All  |  George                 

Album 2, Side 2

1 Whatever Gets You Through The Night   |  John                                                       
2 Heart Of The Country   |  Paul                 
3 I'd Have You Anytime  |  George                                    
4 Give Peace A Chance |  John                  
5 Teddy Boy   |  Paul              
6 Isn't It A Pity   |  George                 
7 Junk  |  Paul
8 All Things Must Pass   George